The Bell Boy

For other uses, see Bellboy (disambiguation).
The Bell Boy
Directed by Fatty Arbuckle
Written by Fatty Arbuckle
Starring Fatty Arbuckle
Buster Keaton
Cinematography Elgin Lessley
George Peters
Edited by Herbert Warren
Release dates
  • March 18, 1918 (1918-03-18)[1]
Running time
33 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Lobby Card

The Bell Boy is a short film produced and released in 1918 by the Comique film company.[2]

The film stars Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton as bellboys in Elk's Head Hotel. They cause trouble with each other and guests. The elevator is powered by a stubborn horse, a sham robbery turns into a real one, and there is a chase on a runaway trolley. Much of the material in this film was later re-used by Keaton in his 1937 film "Love Nest On Wheels". One sequence involving a mop was reused by Keaton in his last film appearance, in The Scribe.


See also


  1. Knopf, Robert (2 August 1999). The theater and cinema of Buster Keaton. Princeton University Press. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-691-00442-6. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  2. The Bellboy at

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